Sangakkara got the milestone batting against Scotland © Getty Images
Sangakkara got the milestone batting against Scotland © Getty Images

Kumar Sangakkara got to his hundred of 86 balls against Scotland in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and happens to be his fourth consecutive One-Day International (ODI) century. So far batsmen have scored strings of three hundreds in a row, but Sanga is the first to make it four in a row. That it has come in the World Cup makes it that much more special. He also now owns the record for most number of centuries in a single World Cup event as three has been the previous record. Considering there is plenty of time to go in the World Cup, he could add to the tally.

Player 100s R Team Opposition
Zaheer Abbas 3 118 Pakistan v India
105 Pakistan v India
113 Pakistan v India
Saeed Anwar 3 107 Pakistan v Sri Lanka
131 Pakistan v West Indies
111 Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Herschelle Gibbs 3 116 South Africa v Kenya
116* South Africa v India
153 South Africa v Bangladesh
AB de Villiers 3 114* South Africa v India
102* South Africa v India
102 South Africa v West Indies
Quinton de Kock 3 135 South Africa v India
106 South Africa v India
101 South Africa v India
Ross Taylor 3 112* New Zealand v India
102 New Zealand v India
105* New Zealand v Pakistan
Kumar Sangakkara 4 105* Sri Lanka v Bangladesh
117* Sri Lanka v England
104 Sri Lanka v Australia
101* Sri Lanka v Scotland

Meanwhile, even Tillakaratne Dilshan got to his century but got out shortly after to bring out Mahela Jayawardene out to the crease. Dilshan’s wicket fell with Sri Lanka well poised at 216/2 in 34.2 overs. Sangakkara got his previous three centuries against Bangladesh, England and Australia respectively.

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Earlier Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first on a juicy track at Hobart. Sri Lanka won’t carry much pressure on their shoulders going into the match as they have already qualified from Pool A alongside New Zealand, Australia and Bangladesh. Scotland are yet to win a single match in the tournament and would hope to get the better of Sri Lanka.